'Mind the Gap' is theme of TEDxYale 2016

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The fifth annual TEDxYale conference, this year on the theme “Mind the Gap,” will take place 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15 in the Law School’s Levinson Auditorium, 127 Wall St.

“Through the theme, ‘Mind the Gap,’ audience members will explore solutions to the barriers, disparities, and incongruities within themselves, among communities, and across the world,” write the organizers. Questions that will be explored include: Why is creativity so challenging for our brains to achieve? What should cities do to close the 30 million-word gap between wealthy and poor students? How can policymakers, enforcement agencies, and journalists work together to accurately capture the vast complexity of global crime networks?

Speakers will range from economists, musicians, and health-journalists to engineers, crime-fighting philosophers and tech CEOs. Yale students Shannon Price (law) and Lucas Boyd (architecture) and Richard Kissel, director of public programs at the Yale Peabody Museum, are among the featured speakers. See the full list of speakers.

Tickets to the event are $10 for students and $15 for non-students. Click here to purchase a ticket.

About TEDxYale

TEDxYale is an organization of student that blends the best of TED and Yale. TEDxYale aims o create a fertile ground for learning and an environment for sharing stories. Through events and multimedia, its seeks to “connect the world’s brightest minds with the world’s best ideas.”

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers seek to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a non-profit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

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